Monday, November 24, 2014

Pleated Christmas Ornaments


 Time is ticking...what was I thinking signing up for a craft show three weeks before the event, and three weeks before Christmas? Granted, I have a lot of things made, but my brain is crammed with ideas of things to make. Workin' my fingers to the bone! But I am loving it! I feel a little like Professor Hinkle from the movie Frosty. I've got to get busy, busy, busy!


I had so much fun making these pleated lolly style ornaments. I want to keep them all, but I cannot. I will be making some for myself later though.









I didn't take pictures of the process as I just don't have the time. But I found this excellent tutorial over at Craftaholics Anonymous if you want to make your own.

These are also available in my Etsy store. Now in my best Professor Hinkle voice...I've got to get busy, busy, busy!

Blessings!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What We Accomplished Wednesday #66

Want to be a pin-up girl? Join the party, and if you are featured, I'll pin your project to my Green Willow Pond Features Board!



Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful!  We've been running our wood burning furnace for several weeks now and I love the warm heat it gives. The older I get, the harder the winters are to take.  As much as I love the sparkling snow, the cold really gets to me.

It also makes it hard to spray paint anything.  I wanted to spray prime some faux fruit so I took it outside in a box and tried spraying it in there, then brought it back into the house immediately.  Time will tell if I ruined the fruit or not. And even though the spray mist was outside, it sure did stink up the house!

I've been crafting up a storm lately, and shared these posts since our last party.  If you missed them you can catch up by clicking the links below the pictures.




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I'm not the only one whose been busy.  Take a look at these great project features from the last party! 

Robin, from High Point Circle shared her gorgeous new kitchen remodel. Love those upper lighted cabinets!


Aren't these felted acorns adorable?  Kristi, from Making it in the Mountains, shows how to make them and she created a garland out of them. Too cute!


I love this sweet little armoire that Mary, at Orphans with Makeup, painted for a special child. What a perfect little cabinet!
Aren't these the cutest little wooden trees?  Heather, at Woods of Bell Trees, layered green and white paint to achieve this snow frosted look.


Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life, has such elegant taste.  She can transform her living room with a few well chosen elements.  She did it again here with some beautiful pillows, white accessories and a furry throw.


What is cuter than a pair of baby shoes? Baby shoes that Patti at Ivy and Elephants has plied her magic on, that's what!  She transformed several pair into the sweetest decorations.


I love this line-up of wood slice ideas.  They are all so creative, but my favorites are the wall hangings and chalkboard place holder. Nancy and Roy, from our Peaceful Planet, share the how-to's. 


Who isn't charmed by a vintage Coca-Cola crate? They can be hard to find, but Mindi, from My Love to Create, made her own and it is so cool!


This mouse trap costume by Lindsey, at Simply Salvage, is so incredibly creative, I had to feature it. I think it's a hoot, and just wait till you see her hubby and son's costumes to go with it!


In the yum department, these no bake choco-peanut butter oat bars, had me at hello! Winnie, at Winnish shares the mouth-watering recipe.


Now it's your turn.  Show us what you've accomplished.  Can't wait to see what you've been up to!


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1. Only projects you have made/accomplished pretty please. This means no round up of others projects, give aways etc. Items for sale are okay, as long as they are in tutorial form, and linked to your blog post.  No links to shops or Etsy stores, or round-up posts of others projects please.  Link up to 3 posts - please link posts new to this party.

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